I had just turned the corner at the end of the camp this morning when Danilo, my neighbor, came hustling out of his house, waving
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual
“God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.” – Mark Batterson It’s my privilege and joy to have the opportunity to narrate what the
Sometimes the preaching of the gospel in scripture uses agricultural illustrations to describe the process of conversion. Not everyone who preaches is always a part
It is our daughter Christa’s birthday and I want to dedicate this chapter to her. One of my many failures in those early days was
“It is good to be good.” It is a slogan I heard my not even four-year-old say one day morning. I was impressed. Even a
Last year, I was discouraged. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, as 2020 would be one of the strangest and most frustrating years most of
My Story I am delighted to have the opportunity to write about what the Lord has done in my life. I do hope that it
“Not barely, but exactly” It was the year of GNOM where the Good News evangelistic team traveled across the country. We faced the possibility of
God is faithful and is a gracious Provider. For the past two months, I have been working on collecting a series of stories of God’s
In the late autumn of 1998, one of the most devastating hurricanes of recorded history struck the Central American coast, centering mostly upon the little
The Christian website Renew In Knowledge is starting a new series called Salt & Light – based on God’s provision, protection, and guidance in the life of His people.
Recently I was asked the following question. Do you think it is ok to question God? In several instances, sufferings in life have prompted questions
MOP by CMML Missionary Orientation Program (MOP) is jointly sponsored by CMML and MSC Canada. It aims to prepare those who are considering missions or
Have you heard of Rick Rescorla? Rick Rescorla worked as the VP of security for Morgan Stanley, the prestigious investment firm. Prior to his employment
They say all great stories follow a common narrative path. It goes somewhat like this. First, the character plunged in deeper trouble. And toward the
Is there any person who has never felt the pangs of a guilty conscience? I dare say there is none and for that reason a
As parents of a toddler, both my wife and I put constant efforts to check what our child does – what to eat, when to
David and Mephibosheth We come to a third typological reflection of grand themes in salvation: Reconciliation. The backdrop is a settled but bloody civil war
“For He has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you, so that we may boldly say, the Lord is my Helper and I
1 John Video Study Series Video (Abridged) Transcript Hello, this is Mark again. We are taking a look at the first epistle of John. We
“You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord– that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful” (Jas.
Video Series on 1 John by Mark Plaza Video Transcript Hello, this is Mark. It’s great to have you join us as we begin to
Abigail and David (This link will take you to the first part of the article in this series. There you can read an introduction to
“So he cut off a stick, and threw it in there; and he made the iron float.” II Kings 6:6 NKJV “What goes up must
Introduction Typology as a subspecialty of Biblical hermeneutics has had definitions and parameters at both ends of the spectrum. The Scriptures indicate the concept of foreshadowing
““Cut the baby in half! That way each of you can have part of him.” I Kings 3:25 CEV A sword was brought out
I put a very high value on those I call friend, and feel that my friends have played a significant role in my growth as
“Absalom’s hair got caught in the tree. He was left hanging in midair, while the mule he was riding kept on going.” II Samuel 18:9
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.“ The first test of faith starts in this verse of the Bible. None of us
“All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you
Every Sunday, we were there. Those metal folding chairs with brown cushions. Sleek hymn books – black and red – with embossed lettering that I
The Christian life is filled with problems. They are inevitable and often come uninvited and unexpectedly. Recently I fell four times, thrice on the night
Each era presents with different opportunities and challenges in Witnessing Christ. Believers need to be gracious to make sufficient changes to successively make Christ known to the world without compromising the core message. A promising attitude to emulate is shown by the Apostles who were courageous and gain power and wisdom from God himself in sharing God’s love with the lost world.
My dear daddy, A spiritual father, who can find?For his worth is far above gold. The heart of his wife and children trusts in him.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. (Rom. 12:15 ESV) It is extremely rare to find someone who consistently personifies the above-mentioned
“I am Ruth, your maidservant. Take your maidservant under your wing, for you are a close relative.” Ruth 3:9 (NKJV) “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right,
With an active toddler, an overloaded mom, and an easy-going dad, things can get messy at home. On occasions when that happens, my wife and
When I think of gossip, sometimes one of those characters from a movie or book comes to mind. Like the one who runs around the
“A round loaf of barley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp” Judges 7:13(NIV) Gideon arrived secretly in the outskirts of Midianites’ camp with his
“And she tied the scarlet cord in the window” Joshua 2:21(NASB) The city of Jericho was securely shut up that none went out, and none
We are familiar with the Gospel according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John in the first four books of the New Testament. The Gospel of
Two billion people dead. Shouldn’t that make anyone terrified and willing to repent? You would think so. As it turns out even seeing the death
“That man may flee to one of these cities and save his life.” Deuteronomy 19:5 (NIV) The mission statement for the United States Department of
“Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived.” Numbers 21:8 (NIV) What if you were taking your
We are speaking of a God who destroyed the living world by water during the time of Noah because of the wickedness of its inhabitants.
“Do not bring anything with a defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf.” (Leviticus 22:20 NIV) “Move to the back of the
Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But avoid foolish
Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert,
(This article is developed through Pool Writing Program by Renew In Knowledge.) The Scripture says that through the church God’s wisdom is made known to
The Bible contains many “exceedingly great and precious promises” (2 Peter 1:4), which provide the Christian with hope and encouragement in times of trial and
I once went to a conference dealing with the topic of parenting. This particular conference drew an audience of about a thousand people. Two years
Take care of yourself. This was a topic that’s been on my mind for some time to write about. Also, these days it is a
‘Democracy dies in darkness.‘ This is the slogan of the acclaimed newspaper, The Washington Post. I don’t think even Jeff Bezos believes his media company
The Bible makes it doubtlessly clear faith is the only way to salvation.
Agnostically oriented thinkers find it hard to come to terms with the “faith or belief” system of Biblical Christianity.
I was recently speaking at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, where I’d been asked to address the topic “Does Religion Poison Everything?” During
One of my favorite movies is Braveheart. Who could forget that stirring speech made by Mel Gibson, playing Scottish hero William Wallace, as he motivates
Don’t expect people will treat you the way you would like All of us want others to treat us well. Indeed, we often do
The Bible uses familial terms, such as father or mother or brother or sister, more than any other to describe its people. Families, real families, come with problems and differing levels of development. Kids do spill milk and babies have diapers that need to be changed. this is time for conscientious questioning by each one about their heart condition in the presence of the Great Physician’s private exam room. Have you lately asked Him His opinion about your version of “doing church?” Possibly, you are afraid to ask the question and hear His diagnosis.
5th or 50th – What will you celebrate more? Big numbers get more attention – that’s the way we think. However, 50 years can’t be
“For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered
Our studies now bring us to the final message of Jesus to the seven churches. Of all Jesus’ comments to the churches, the one to
Jim Haesemeyer is an elder at FreeWay Bible Chapel located in Lubbock, Texas. Jim received a BS and an MS degree from Texas Tech University,
One may say, with unquestionable justification, that the central theme of the Bible is love, the most salient aspect of which is God’s love for
More than any other aspect of modern technology, social media has impacted our daily lives. Take a moment to look around– you will notice that
A new year is on the horizon. If you are like me, you may be thinking about resolutions to be considered for the year. However,
If I had the option, would I choose to be in the happiest family? If I had the option, would I get a luxurious car?
The Lord gave us, my wife, Margaret, and me, the responsibility and privilege of translating God’s Word into Pelawan (referred to commonly as Palawano), an